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2002 Audi A4 1.8L maintenance reminder VIN: WAULC68E22
How can I reset the mileage interval on the dash of this A4 without a VAG tool. We changed oil and followed AllDATA's reset procedure. Now the interval reads ---(all dashes) for mileage and time. thanks Michael
1990 BMW 735iL 3.5L Battery VIN: WBAGC4315L
I am trying to access the battery below the rear seat. I have Read Alldata and it shows to move the seat as far forward as possible to access the bolt. The car I am working on does not have power seats, and I can not for the life of me figure this out. Hopeful...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L hard to turn no assist VIN: WAAB345678
no ps steering ssist pump or rack?
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L No Start VIN: SALJY1245S
Well this car is just buggin the the hell out of me. Car came in last month for surge and no start. Fuel pump was out. Replaced pump with the harness. After a week it came back for bucking on acceleration sometimes and Mil on, found tps was dropping out. Now i...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L soft top VIN: WDBFA61E1L
Convertible top will not open. Car came in with a jumper wire on the main valve on the hydraulic pump assembly. if the jumper is connected to the battery then the top works but not without help.This valve was removed in 1992 from production. Does anyone know w...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Check Engine Light VIN: WDBGA33E6T
I was wondering if any of you great techicians have seen this before. I looked at the wire diagram for the instrument cluster and the CEL apears to get its ground from the DM. is the only thing to do is change the 2200$ DM or is there somthing else i can do. T...
1997 Volkswagen GTI 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDA14578
hello v.w. guy's this car is generating secondary air ( low flow )and cam sensor performance codes. the air pump relay has power , but does not engage in the key on engine off position to send power to the air pump,(wiring is good , pump is good )ot of v.w. ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Radio/ Key FOB VIN: 3VWBB61C9W
Hi VW techs, I just put an engine in this Beetle, and lost battery power while doing so. Now, of course, the radio is locked out and the customer gives me a blank stare when I ask if he has the code. The dealer won't give codes, but "if I bring it on in, it sh...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M91
Good morning, Could someone please tell me what this P1142 code means? Thank's G.T. Trouble codes: P1142
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L ac system VIN: YV1LS61J3Y
car came in with ac intermittent would blow cold air for just a few minutes than warm air from vents.we re replaced the orifice tube(white) tested for continuity thru the 2 safety switches under the hood. ok current. we recharged the ac with r134 and the ac wo...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 Audi 90 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUCA88C7S
Hello All Sorry All for the Delay, but i need it the tool, to remove and re-install the fuel pump, all the place i check the tools was in back order,i just got the tools # VW3307 wish make the job real easy and safe, got from ZDMAK, wish was on back order to...
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L Power Windows, Sunroof VIN: WBACA6313P
GOT IT!! Thanks to all who replied. Found the rear drivers window switch on the drivers console was shorted closed. This had burned up the comfort control relay, preventing any of the windows from opening. Looked like someone spilled a cherry icee in the switc...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA14C9Y
Removed drivers side valve cover and found broken secondary timing chain and no compression in 2nd cylinder back. I am waiting for authorization from the hesitant customer. Thanks to all! David Trouble codes: P0300, P1314 (Misfire over limits bank 1), P1316 (Misfire over limits Bank 2).
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66E0M
Thanks guys I received 5 replies for this problem but none of them were relevant. I suspect that I am getting some kind of bad signal from the ECU as the idle control unit is incorporated in the ECU . I intend to ' borrow ' another car and swap parts until I f...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA43E9R
customer declined further diagnosis due to the fact that this code wasn't considered to be a potential tow bill. Trouble codes: R26.
1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WP0EA0917B
Hey all, sorry for not replying earlier but it was a bit of a trial and error process due to its cold start and intermittent behavior. Anyways, adjustment and fine tuning of the 4mm alan screw for the CO adjustmetn seems to have rectified the problem. Settin...
1985 Porsche 911 3.2L additional defroster blowers. VIN: WPOEB0911F
Thanks for the help on this. I took a week off and the problem was still here when I returned. First, I don't really understand how a relay can be closed by a feed from its own power supply but I guess that is where the diode fits into the picture. I finally f...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Fifth Bow VIN: YS3DD78B6S
This one is fixed and gone. The problem was a jammed fifth-bow latch. I was able to detach one of the latch loops from the fifth bow, leaving the loop embedded in the latch but freeing the bow on that side. I only had to undo one side - that was enough to rela...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWRF81H5V
Thanks to all those who responded to our help request and a special thanks to those of you who suggested checking the vacuum hose that goes into the ecu. We did check this hose and found it to be the problem. We replaced the hose and the car runs significantly... Trouble codes: 00575 (MAP deviation from desired value.).
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